Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment
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The Mercian Regiment museum has recently been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to move, redisplay and re-interpret their galleries at Nottingham Castle Museum. Work began in November last year to move the artefacts from the previous space. As the collection moves to its new gallery in the Castle, 30 volunteers are needed to help when this exciting project is once again open to the public. The Museum of the Mercian Regiments tells the story of the regiments of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire (45th and 95th Regiments of Foot, The Sherwood Foresters, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment and the Mercian Regiment) from 1741, up to the present day.
When the museum is up and running, volunteers will welcome visitors and offer assistance to anyone researching a member of their family who served in the regiment. Alongside customer service duties, there may be opportunity to work with the collection and help out with any basic conservation work that may be required. Potential volunteers are invited to an information day at Nottingham Castle on Saturday 27 February. There will be presentations from Jennifer Brookman, Curator and Archivist at 10:15 and 1:15 on how people can get involved. There will be tours of the new gallery space and opportunity to mingle with staff and volunteers as well as completing an application to volunteer.
The Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Jackie Morris said: This is a wonderful opportunity to become part of the highly successful Nottingham City Museums and Galleries Volunteer Programme. We know volunteering is a great way to get experience for your CV, to increase confidence and challenge yourself. We are very grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for making this project possible and helping us to work with the Regiments to continue to preserve valuable local history and to enhance such a popular gallery at Nottingham Castle.
To book a place on the one of the sessions or to find our more, please contact the Nottingham City Museums and Galleries (NCMG) Volunteer office at:
Four hundred soldiers on parade at Sixways 3:56pm Monday 15th April 2013 in News By Mike Pryce WORCESTERSHIRE S county regiment The Mercian, of which Prince Charles is Colonel in Chief, is to be presented with new Colours during an historic ceremony at Worcester s Sixways stadium on Thursday, June 6. Around 400 soldiers from all four battalions of the regiment, which was created by merger in 2007, plus veterans and cadets will parade together for the first time. Colours are only presented every 25 years and the event is expected to be attended by hundreds of ex-soldiers and their families.
The Mayor of Worcester Coun Roger Berry said: I was very pleased to hear the news. It is a great honour for Worcester, which has a long and distinguished connection with the British Amy. The Mercian Regiment was formed in 2007 through the merger of three single battalion regiments: 1st Battalion The 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment, 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, and 1st Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales s) became the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions of The Mercian Regiment respectively.
The 4th (Volunteer) Battalion was created from The West Midlands Regiment and The King s and Cheshire Regiment. Since amalgamation each battalion has served under their own Colours, which will be marched off for the final time, before a service is held to consecrate the new Colours before they are presented, trooped and then marched off. Music will include the regimental march and many antecedent marches.
On parade will be large contingents from all four Mercian battalions, antecedent regimental associations and affiliated cadet forces. The presentation of new Colours is open to the families and friends of the regiment and the parade will be followed by lunch, for which there is a range of subsidised options available from a 4 picnic on the grass to a 17 three-course sit down meal. A heavily discounted transport plan to the event is also available.
Anyone wishing to attend should ring 0115 946 5415 or 01543 434390.
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